YMMV / Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

  • Broken Base: On one side, people praise it for bringing back memories of Mister Rogers', or just praise it as a standalone series. On the other side, people pan the Adobe Flash (and the computer generated animation, if they've actually seen an episode) and the series for being too cartoonish and not staying true to Rogers.
  • Fandom Rivalry: An unfortunate one with fans of Word Party- due to Netflix dropping this (along with several Nine Story Media Group shows) from it's lineup shortly before premiering the former, several parents are already blaming the former as the reason "Netflix cancelled Daniel Tiger" on Netflix's Facebook pagenote 
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: In one week of "Mr. Rogers" episodes, Prince Tuesday is left in the care of babysitters, and has to be helped through it. Now, he's been able to pay it forward.
  • Less Disturbing in Context: Dad Tiger "what happened? You both look sticky and wet" during "Daniel Loves Tigey". Says this to Daniel as Margaret walks up behind him. They were playing together. It becomes clear with preceding/following comments that "you both" refers to Daniel and Tigey and that Margaret spilled orange juice on them.
  • Mis-blamed: The core reason of the Fandom Rivalry. In a glaring example of the Most Visible Target fallacy, many fans of this show blamed Word Party as the reason the this show was dropped from Netflix, as the show (along with a whole plathora of Nine Story Media Group shows) was dropped days before Word Party premiered. The real reason is that Amazon had just snatched the rights out of Netflix's hands by signing a (legally questionable) multi-year exclusive deal to stream PBSKids shows.
  • Narm: In 'Daniel Uses His Words", Miss Elaina tosses Daniel's toy Tigey, and just the way that he was being thrown, Tigey was being tossed in SLOW MOTION and with the dramatic music along with it, not so fitting to the moment. There's just something dang funny about it.
  • Periphery Demographic: It's becoming fairly obvious that the show has a growing periphery demographic consisting of those who remember the original Mister Rogers fondly and enjoy seeing the characters again in this new show, parents who have watched the show with their children and found it charming, and adult fans who either didn't really know the original Mister Rogers show or were only passingly familiar with it, but like the new show. Those who liked Blue's Clues and are aware that the show is being made by the company formed by its creators (and others that are aware it's also made by the folks that brought us Super Why!) may be part of the general mix as well.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The episodes on voting remind us that we should try to find something good about alternatives when we don't get what we want. It's important for everybody.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Those who remember Mister Rogers and don't like this show generally believe this. Reasons range from "children need to see real people instead of cartoons" and "it's missing that warmth and magic" to "it's too cartoonish and hyper" and "this is blasphemy! Mister Rogers must be rolling in his grave!"
  • Unfortunate Implications: in the end sequence of every episode when the children board trolley, the cats Daniel & Katerina (predator species) sit in front with the white male ruler (Prince Wednesday) while the bird (O) and black female subject (Miss Elaina) sit in the Back Of The Bus